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Martin Truex Jr. turned in another dominating performance in winning at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. This time his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory there came without late-race drama of last year’s.
Truex, who led 175 of 267 laps in his Furniture Row Racing Toyota on Saturday, passed Kurt Busch for the lead with 44 laps […]

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Kansas Weather Unpredictable
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A couple years ago, officials at Kansas Speedway requested that the date for the IndyCar Series/Camping World Truck Series weekend be shifted off of the Fourth of July Weekend. Too hot.
So the date was moved to late April.
After events of Saturday, might another date shift be requested?
About 50 laps […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Kansas Weather Unpredictable
O’Reilly Auto Parts Truck Race Suspended Until Monday
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Kansas Speedway’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 has been suspended due to rain until Monday, April 27.
The rain, accompanied by lightening and reports of a tornado moving toward the speedway and located just five miles away, struck 52 laps into the race.
 
More rain is expected for Sunday and the track also has Firestone Indy Lights and […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 18:55 | Comments Off on O’Reilly Auto Parts Truck Race Suspended Until Monday
Rahal Wins IndyCar Pole At Kansas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – Graham Rahal won the IndyCar Series pole Saturday afternoon when he recorded a four-lap-average qualifying run of 211.311 mph in qualifying for Sunday’s Road Runner Turbo 300 at Kansas Speedway.
His run pushed him past Dario Franchitti, the winner of last weekend’s race at Long Beach, Calif. […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 16:31 | 2 Comments
Ragan Wins Nationwide at Talladega
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David Ragan won at Talladega Saturday afternoon.
Ragan worked his way through heavy traffic coming out of Turn 4 and passed Ryan Newman just before the finish line to take the victory in the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. It was Ragan’s first victory in 196 NASCAR starts, including the Sprint Cup Series and Camping […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 16:30 | Comments Off on Ragan Wins Nationwide at Talladega
Doornbos Enjoys A Round At Kansas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Robert Doornbos knew the day was coming.
He knew when he signed on to drive for the Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing team in the IndyCar series that one day, he would have to drive in races in which he would have to run inches away from concrete walls and opposing-cars’ sidepods and slower-cars […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 15:30 | One Comment
Ingram: Earnhardt Jr. Now Down On Power
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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There is currently a lot of speculation about why Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not winning races, but it’s clear why he hasn’t recently been a dominant force at Talladega for the last five seasons. He’s been down on power since his glory days on the restrictor plate tracks with Dale […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 13:00 | 5 Comments
Montoya Quickest At Talladega
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Juan Pablo Montoya posted the fastest lap during qualifying Saturday and will start from the pole for the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega on Sunday.
Greg Biffle was second, Martin Truex third, Sam Hornish Jr. fourth and Clint Bowyer was fifth.
The pole was the first of the season for Montoya.
“Getting our first pole is big,” Montoya said. […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 12:59 | Comments Off on Montoya Quickest At Talladega
Carpenter Says There Is No Place Like Kansas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – Ah, Kansas. Ed Carpenter loves it here. The barbeque, the wide-open spaces, the friendly people, the rural sensibilities.  Oh, and the round race track. Most of all, the round – it’s oval-ish, actually, but what the heck – race track.
It was the thought of that last […]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 19:40 | One Comment
Childress Says Changes Had To Be Made
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – Richard Childress said Friday that he came away from a recent hunting trip to Montana with a big game plan – for his race teams.
Childress said it was on that trip that he finalized his plans for swapping the No. 07 and No. 29 crews at his […]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 17:05 | Comments Off on Childress Says Changes Had To Be Made
Kenseth Wants To Be Up Front When It Counts
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – Matt Kenseth won the most recent restrictor-plate race, the season-opening Daytona 500, but those results weren’t reflected in the practice speeds from Friday at NASCAR’s other plate track, Talladega Superspeedway.
Kenseth was 37th in Happy Hour on Friday. Qualifying is set for Saturday morning, and the cars will be […]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 17:04 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wants To Be Up Front When It Counts